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Sydney Opera House

 

The world famous Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most distinguishing structures.

It is a performing arts center located on Bennelong Point in the Sydney Harbour in New South Wales.

The building was the brainchild of Danish architect Jon Utson. In 2003, he was awarded the highest honor in architecture, the Pritzker Prize, for his amazing work that resulted to an icon so unique that it continues to draw worldwide recognition. The Sydney Opera House does not just represent the city, it represents the entire continent.

On June 28, 2007, the Sydney Opera House was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

It is among the top performing arts centers in the entire world, and it is among the most distinctive structures to ever grace the skyline of any city in the 20th century.

The opera house lies on the north east end of the central business district. On three sides, it is flanked by the Sydney Cove and Farm Cove Harbour. It is also beside the Royal Botanic Gardens, which is also a popular local and tourist attraction.

The main venues in the opera house are the Concert Hall and the Opera Theater. Both are housed under two large shells. The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony, the Sydney Theatre Company and a number of other international productions regularly perform in the Sydney Opera House.

 
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